ONE GOOD MEASURE of a dealership is to survey exactly how many of its employees actually get out and ride. There will always be at least a handful; but a majority who regularly rip on track, trail and road? That’s a really good sign.
MARK ADAMEC is a straight-shooter and a straight-talker, but he doesn’t like straight lines in his buildings or in his designs.
In fact, he thinks straight lines, at least on ground level, interrupt personal communications. Curves, he says, facilitate communication.
ONE DAY IN 2004, Steve Seltzer and a buddy were drinking beer and talking, as guys do, about their futures, and where they were headed.
Seltzer was a little bit free with some extra cash following the sale of his family’s successful telecommunications business in Pennsylvania.
THERE ARE A COUPLE of general rules for working or living in a space that’s the size of a metaphorical shoebox.
The first is minimalism. Pare down your belongings. Keep it simple. Keep it essential. Clutter kills.
YOU CANNOT DO A MEGASTORE HALFWAY. Nope, if you’re going jump into it, you’ve got to go the distance.
Competition Accessories in Springfield, Ohio, houses seven OEM franchises (Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Polaris and Suzuki) and three brands of trailers (Kendon, Shoreland’r and Pace), and carries parts, gear and accessories from a multitude of distributors.
Motorcycle, ATV retail sales down 13 percent in Q1, MIC says
IRVINE, Calif. - The Motorcycle Industry Council announced that retail sales of new motorcycles and ATVs in the first quarter of 2013 declined 14.7 percent and 10.4 percent, respectively, when compared to the first quarter of 2012.
These sales figures represent sales made by manufacturers that report numbers, which account for more than three-quarters of total U.S. sales, the council claims.